Genealogy Resource Gateway

    Genealogy on the Shelf. Genealogy books available from Yakima Valley Libraries. Click on a title to find the book. If you don’t find the title you need listed here, search the catalog or request a title.

    Ancestry Library Edition is an online tool. You can search the  federal and state census, church, military, court, land, probate, immigration, and vital records. It also includes the Social Security Administration Death Index Master File. Currently available in the library only.  

    Genealogy Tutorials is a well-organized wiki from FamilyTree — easy to navigate and easy to use.

    Using Maps for Genealogy Research Find clues to where your ancestors may have lived and learn where to look for written records about them.

    National Archives – Genealogy Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family’s ancestry.

    Make a Family Tree is a genealogy, ancestry, and family tree research website.

    Passenger Lists and Records Online Ancestors who came to America left a record of their arrival. Learn how to trace your ancestors’ path.

    Searching Military Records can reveal where and when your family member served, pension details, and much more.

    Yakima Valley Genealogical Library is located on West Washington at 1901 S 12th Avenue in Union Gap. They offer specialized genealogy resources and a community of skilled researchers.

    Native American Heritage Find information relating to American Indians from as early as 1774 through the mid 1990s.

    Black Life in America The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

    HeritageHub Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.

    Hispanic Life in America The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as written about by the media from 1704 to the present.